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Wellesley News 



foLUME 



LXXI NUMBER 13 



WELLSLEY, MASSACHUSETTS 



FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1975 







Feminist Forum begins today 




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Racism, sexism flourish still 



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Ilia Locksley W 



Sexism exists even at Wellesley, 
Irentured resident feminist Wilma 
Jcoii Hcide at last weekend's con- 
ference on Racism and Sexism. 

An audience of 50-60 people 
[listened as Heide, Guest-in- 
Residence at Wellesley and Past 
President of NOW, introduced 
"She workshop and defined in- 
stitutional sexism as "a belief 
lystem re-enforced by law and 
[other institutions." 

She cited many examples of in- 
stitutional sexism, including 
I Christianity which regards women 
as the source of original sin, and 
the Framers of the Constitution 
| who completely disregarded 
Uomen, and regarded male 
(Negroes as only 3/5 of a person. 

Even at Wellesley, Heide 

[believes that sexism exists. She 

[discovered that very few feminists 

were listed on course required and 

1 recommended reading lists. 

After Hcide's talk, the 

[workshop opened for discussion. 

Competition among people was 

[deemed the primary source 

leading to sexism and racism. 

[Competition is heightened by a 

crisis situation; a declining 

economy is currently threatening 

•he white male in power 1 , * and" 

[thereby increasing racism and sex- 

l I'm. 

The political activism which is 
| necessary to combat this does not 
I exist at Wellesley, according to 
[some of the conference par- 
ticipants. One explanation is that 
| students are too career-oriented to 



take the time to explore the issues. 

The "polite society" at 
Wellesley was also discussed as a 
hindrance in combatting racism 
and sexism because the college en- 
vironment discourages protest. 

Also cited as evidence of racism 
at Wellesley was the paucity of 
whites in black studies courses, 
and the few black employees. The 
admissions staff was accused of 
not recruiting students from 
enough black public high schools 
and encouraging only middle class 
minorities to apply. 

Although Wilma Scott Heide 
was unhappy about the number of 
students participating in the con- 
ference, Jerry Anne LaPerriere 
'76 had different thoughts. She 
said, "I felt the conference was a 
success. Conferences of this 
nature never attract many 
students and I was pleased with 
the number of students and facul- 
ty participating. I hope that as a 
result of the conference, affir- 
mative action will be taken to 
resolve the problems of racism 
and sexism on campus." 

The conference idea grew from 
the Chaplaincy when they 
organized a committee to explore 
racism on campus last September. 
Louise Dunbar '76, A.J. Johnston 
'76 Jerry Anne Lapcrnere '76, 
and Kathy Rollins '75 were the 
students on the planning com- 
mittee who worked with Susan 
Andrews. Acting Chaplain, and 
Sandy Tyler. Director of 
Harambec House. 



Among their goals were the 
thoughts that the conference could 
create a situation for an open ex- 
change of ideas leading to an in- 
creased awareness, and ul- 
timately, increased action to im- 
prove the college environment. 



by Sharon Collins li 

Sixteen nationally-known 
women's rights activists will 
gather at Wellesley College on 
Friday and Saturday. February 21 
and 22, for a conference with 
Wellesley students. The weekend 
participants, including Betty 
Friedan, Eleanor Holmes Norton, 
and La Donna Harris, will hold 
panel discussions on issues rang- 
ing from politics to the future of 
the family. 

The organizations sponsoring 
"Feminist Forum — A Wellesley 
Weekend" arc: The Chaplaincy, 
Forum, Mezcla, Ethos. Residence 
Office, Student Senate, Vice- 
Presidents, and Wellesley 
Women's Committee. The guests 
will be living in residence halls and 
will have student hostesses to 
accompany them to the weekend 
activities (sec detailed schedule of 
events on this page). 

The sixteen conference par- 
ticipants are: ( 1 ) Jessie Bernard — 
Ph.D., professor of sociology at 
Penn. State U., and author of The 
Future of Marriage, Academic 
Women: (2) Kathryn Clarenbach 

— Ph.D., professor of political 
science and Director of Family 
Living at the University of 
Wisconsin; (3) Catherine Conroy 

— leader of labor union women; 



(4) Karen DeCrow, President of 
N.O.W.; (5) Sister Mary Austin 
Doherty — Ph.D., professor of 
psychology at Alverno College; 
(6) Betty Friedan — founding 
president of N.O.W. and author 
of The Feminine Mystique: (7) 
Richard Graham — member of 
the U.S. Equal Opportunity Com- 
mission; (8) La Donna Harris — 
President of Americans for Indian 
Opportunity and herself part 
Comanche Indian, and wife of 
U.S. Presidential aspirant, Fred 
Harris of Oklahoma; (9) Ailecn 
Hermandez — past president of 
N.O.W., leading black feminist, 
urban affairs and human 
resources consultant: (10) 
Graciela Olivarcz — Director of 
the U. of New Mexico Institute 
for Social Research and Develop- 
ment, first woman graduate of 
Notre Dame Law School; (11) 
Wilma Scott Heide — past presi- 
dent oT N.O.W., guest-in- 
residence at Wellesley, and 
chairperson of the N.O.W. Ad- 
visory Committee; (12) Gene 
Boyer, one of the founders of 
N.O.W.; (13) Virginia Carabillo. 
President of Graphic Com- 
munications; (14) Nancy Reeves 
— attorney and author of 
Stereotypes of Women: (15) 
Eleanor Holmes Norton, New 
York City Chairperson of the 



Newell discusses Wellesley's financial woes 



by Janet Gray '77 



Japan experts visit 



. A symposium entitled "Japan 
~ End of the Miracle?" featuring 
W American expert^e»-*»paO 
*iH be presented bftWellcsley 
College on Friday, ftbruary 28 
»nd Saturday, Marcfl. The sym- 
posium has been maftpossible b-U 
3 grant from the gfternment cfl 
,a Pan. Wellesley (ftlege is thl 
r "5l women's i nil Ji In rrrri-r 
'he symposium gftt, whicl 
given yearly to ft American 



college. 

The symposiu 
fy at 8 p.m. wit, 
{apanese-Amcric 
p rofcssor Geral 
JWn of the Coli 
"st Asia Instil 
r ««ption will fo 

Saturday m 
a-m. a panel 

Economics 
^lurc Marti, 
Kenan Profess 
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general Ace 
Washington, 
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Mowry, For 






ill open Fri- 

discussion on 

relations by 

irtis, Chair- 

iia University 

An informal 

w. 

ling at 10:30 

Icussion of the 

Japan" will 

ironfenbrenner, 

of Economics, 

and Eleanor 

1st with the U.S. 

[nting Office in 

and author of 

ipan. 

Dorothy Robins 
r-or^gn Service Officer 
°' the U.S. Information Agency. 
*' 11 speak on "Japanese Women 
an d Political Action". At 2:45 



p m "The Social Development of 
Japan" will be discussed by 
Herbert Passin, Professor of 
^Sociology, Columbia University 
qol or International Affairs. 
^^nrmr'Hon./Edwin O. 
Rcischaucr. Harvard University 
Professor and former Am- 
bwader to Japan, will talk on 
"Japan Tomorrow. 

AIT events will be held in Jewell 

rts Center, /nd the symposium 
is lIpw-fiNhe public free of 
charge. 



This month, the administra- 
tion of Wellesley College an- 
nounced an increase in yearly 
fees for tuition and room and 

"The total fee for the 

academic year 1975-76 will be 

SS100 plus the student activity 

fee, tentatively set at S50, 
Distribution of the totalis as 

follows: Tuition - S3300. 
Room and Board - S' 8 ? . 

The administration cla.ms 

that financial aid awards wi 

reflect the increased cos s and 

Judcnts receiving financial aid 

om Wellesley will continue to 

receive assistance in accor- 
SSe with established need. 



A small gathering including 
faculty, staff, and students attend- 
ed President Barbara Newell's 
first open meeting of the semester 
on February 13. The topics dis- 
cussed ranged from Winter Term, 
to the increase in tuition, to the 
salaries of faculty. 

On the subject of Winter Term, 
Newell commented. "All of the 
reactions I received were extreme- 
ly favorable." Factors aiding to 
the success included both the high 
number of participants and the 
nature of the participation. 
Newell feels that the teaching of 
students by other students turned 
out to be a major learning ex- 
perience. In addition, students 
had a chance to take courses 
which they would not normally 
take during the academic year. 

The fate of Winter Term will be 
decided by the Academic Review 
Board, according to Newell. 

Next, the issue of the increase 
in tuition was considered. Newell 
noted that this year's tuition was 
8% higher than last year, with the 
entire amount of the increase go- 
ing towards the increase in fuel 
and in taxes. Other increases were 
partially met through a more "ef- 
ficient," running of the school. 
Newell and Budget Officer Anne 
Marie Wood commented that 
budgets throughout the school 
were cut about 12% from last 
year. In addition, some reductions 
in personnel were made. The bulk 
of the staff cuts were the result of 
attrition, as the college left un- 
filled some vacancies created by 
employees resigning or retiring. In 
a few cases, however, employees 
are simply not being rehired. 

Newell noted that the College 
endowment was $144 million 
three years ago. and presently is at 
approximately S105 million. This 
loss is a reflection of the decline in 
stock market prices. She stated 
that the Board of Trustees was 
taking much of the money out of 
the slock market and investing it 
in short term, high interest bonds. 
Newell commented that the 
economic crisis was hurting the 
stock portfolios of donors to 
Wellesley, along with the college's 
portfolio. She stated that the 
college depends on $1.4 million 
from donors for the 1975-76 
school year. 

With regard to faculty salaries 
"we are at the very top of our 
category." according to Newell. 
She slated that we have a loekstep 
salary system, meanings that 
faculty members arc paid accor- 
ding to their teaching experience. 

"We've remained competitive," 



says Newell, although "we cannot 
do individual bidding." 

Susan Fedo, head of Student 
Services, was questioned regar- 
ding residence halls. She com- 
mented that she did not know 
whether the guest-in-residence 
program would be continued even 
though it is not an expensive 
program to run. She commented 
on the success of the Stone-Davis 
student-run dormitories, and at- 
tributed part of the success to the 



"tremendous communication 
system" and the "enormous 
amount of student energy." which 
was being utilized. Student- 
staffing, as with the guest-in- 
residence program, needs strong 
student impetus to be continued, 
according to Fedo. 

Newell added that "The dor- 
mitories may be one of ihc most 
effective ways to have direct 
counseling for students." 



ULSP: summer opportunity 



The planning board of the Ur- 
ban Legal Studies Program 
(ULSP) is currently accepting 
applications from students 
wishing to participate in the 1975 
summer program. This program 
offers to MIT and Wellesley 
students a unique educational op- 
portunity in the form of law- 
related fieldwork. The main intent 
of the program is to provide work- 
ing experience with the law and 
law-related professions. This is 
accomplished through small 
groups called modules in which in- 
teraction between the faculty 
supervisor and students aids the 
student's perceptions. 

ULSP was created by and is 
directed by students. It is an in- 
ternship program which gives 
students an opportunity to test 
their interest in law-related 
careers in an environment other 
than a classroom. Fieldwork is the 
vital component of the program. 
Community services are per- 
formed in the course of the 
research done during the summer. 
In the past, ULSP groups have 
explored the fields of criminal 
justice, health services, environ- 
ment protection, housing, and 
many others. Participants have 
been placed in a variety of agen- 
cies, such as the Governor's Com- 
mittee on Law Enforcement and 
the Administration of Justice, and 
the Massachusetts Housing 
Finance Agency. 

Last summer, two of the 
Wellesley participants did exten- 
sive research in the field of 
juvenile justice. One was 
placed with the Massa- 
chusetts Division of Youth 
Services and aided its head 
planner in developing this year's 
plan for the agency. The other 
worked on the planning volume 
for the Juvenile Justice Standards 
Project. A study was madex>f the 
varying standards in different 
slates, and recommendations for 
nationwide standards were 
developed. 

This year the proposed 
programs include a case study of 



land use planning for airport noise 
abatement, an investigation of the 
impact on small communities of 
the Railroad Reorganization Act 
and a criminal justice module with 
placements in state agencies. 

Applications are available at 
the Schneider info box and arc 
due March 3. For a complete 
description of the program, its 
goals, history and structure, 
proposals for 1975 are on reserve 
in the library. There will also be 
an information session in Davis 
Lounge on Monday. February 24 
at 8 p.m. For any further in- 
quiries, contact Michelle Polito at 
235-2022 in Pomeroy or Beth 
Lambert at 237-4447 in Tower 
Court. 



Human Rights Commission: and 
(16) Gerald Gardner — Ph.D.. 
scientist for Gulf Corporation, 
printer of KNOW. Inc.. feminist 
press. 

In the panel discussion entitled 
"Feminism. Power, and Politics", 
participants will consider 
questions such as "Is feminism 
enough of a platform on which to 
run?" and "How do women, com- 
pared to men, play power 
politics?" During the same lime 
period on Saturday afternoon, a 
panel on "Feminism and the In- 
dividual Woman" will explore, for 
example, "Why is carcerism not 
the same as feminism?" and 
"How can we avoid feminist snob- 
bism, i.e. to be a doctor is better 
than being a secretary?" 

In the second afternoon panel 
discussion groups, "Feminism 
and Third World Women" will 
examine "Is the feminist move- 
ment in conflict with the 

Continued on page 5 



Feminist Forum: 
A Wellesley Weekend 

i Friday, February 21 — 
8:00 p.m. Weekend Opening 

Schneider Center 
The weekend participants will 
introduce themselves and talk 
for a few minutes about the 
work in which they are present- 
ly involved. A reception will 
follow. 

Saturday. February 22 — 
9:00 a.m. until noon 
jCazenove Living Room 
N.O.W. Advisory Committee 
Meeting which is open 
to the entire college 
community. 

Afternoon 
Four panels of sharing, featur- 
ing N.O.W. Advisory Com- 
mittee members in discussions 
on feminism, 
I 30-3:30 p.m. 
( I) Feminism. Power, and 

Politics. 
,(2) Feminism and the In- 
I dividual Woman. 
'3:40-5:40 p.m. 
( I ) Feminism and Third World 

Women. 
;(2) Feminism and the Family. 







Senate establishes 
new election rules 



by Ruthann e Madway 76 

On Monday, February 17. 
Senate approved preliminary 
legislative changes as part of its 
extensive revision of the student 
handbook. The motions were in- 
troduced by Vice-President Toni 
Cherry. A measure was passed 
substituting the lerm "chairper- 
son" for "chairman." whenever 
used in the handbook. The reason 
cited for this change was the sexist 
bias implied by the word "chair- 
man." 

A motion to strike the Hand- 
book clause relating to publica- 
tion of all college election results 
failed to be passed. Instead, the 
clause was amended; it is now 
obligatory that a campus-wide tal- 
ly of the votes for each candidate 
in all-College elections be 
publicized. However, News is 
not required to publish this infor- 
mation. Furthermore, Senate 
amended the existing eligibility 
requirement for College Govern- 
ment officers. Candidates for CG 
President and First Vice- 
President must "be at least in 
their fourth semester and at 



Wellesley at the time they run for 
office." Thus, transfer students, 
as well as students who have par- 
ticipated in the exchange 
programs are eligible for these of- 
fices. 

Also at the Monday meeting. 
Senate voted on budgets for WBS 
News, and a newly organized self- 
defense course. Senate allocated 
SI 250 to WBS News so as to fund 
a news teletype through this fiscal 
year. 

Ann Connolly, CG Bursar, out- 
lined a proposal for funding a self- 
defense course to be offered this 
semester to Wellesley students. 
The 10-week. 30-hour course costs 
S600 for the instructor's fee. and 
it will be financed by a number of 
student organizations with a 
matching grant by the Office of 
Educational Research and 
Development. The course will 
only be given on the condition thut 
sufficient student interest is 
demonstrated. Independent 
physical education credit will be 
granted to those students enrolled 
Senate passed a motion allocating 
$75 of its own funds to cover part 
of the $600 cost. 



In Our Opinion 



• • • 



WELLESLEY NEWS 



Dr. Edelin's conviction 
Threat to women's right 

A woman's right to chose abortion as an alternative to 
an unwanted pregnancy was seriously threatened last 
Saturday by the conviction of Dr. Kenneth Edelin of the 
Boston City Hospital. Dr. Edelin was found guilty on a 
charge of manslaughter in the death of a fetus of 
questionable age in an abortion operation he performed 
more than two years ago. 

A tangible impact of the court decision will be a 
hesitancy on the part of the public service abortion clinics 
to perform these operations. Doctors at these institutions 
will now be understandably in fear of losing their 
licenses, and be facing possible legal actions. 

The actual victims of this decision will be the poor, 
young and minority women who cannot afford the expen- 
sive services of private doctors, but must make use of the 
facilities at city hospitals, such as the one Dr. Edelin was 
affiliated with. If these women cannot receive the services 
they require at these institutions, they have no place else 
to turn. 

Unless all women, including the poor, the young, and 
members of a minority, are given an equal chance for 
medical services, the legal decision that any woman has 
the right to choose an abortion is meaningless. 

An appeal has been filed by Dr. Edelin's attorneys, bas- 
ed on the contention that the jury's decision ran counter 
to the evidence submitted at the trial. The defense needs 
your support both for Dr. Edelin and against the court 
decision. More information on the trial can be obtained 
from: 

The Dr. Kenneth Edelin Defense Fund 

Suite 302 

15 Broad Street 

Boston, Mass. 02109 




Do you believe it? 

The news of the release of Thieu Thi Tao, a 24 year old" 
Vietnamese woman imprisoned in South Vietnam for 
more than six years, calls for a comment. 

It is clear that Wellesley College students and faculty 
played an important role in Tao's release. Their appeal to 
Congresswoman Margaret Heckler resulted in Mrs. 
Heckler's intervention on behalf of Thieu Thi Tao. This 
effort, combined with others' efforts, resulted in Tao's 
release after six years of imprisonment and torture. 

We can passively recall our history, in this case our ef- 
forts on behalf of Tao, or we can let our history empower 
us to do more. Our efforts can make a difference. Thieu 
Thi Tao's release can strengthen us to look further. 

Other individuals come to mind immediately: 

Huynh Que Lan: a 26 year old Vietnamese woman im- 
prisoned and tortured in South Vietnam for more than 
two years. 

Inez Garcia: a California woman imprisoned for slay- 
ing a man who alledgedly raped her. 

Joanne Little: a North Carolina woman accused of 
murdering a guard who alledgedly raped her. 

Ella Ellison: a Boston woman sentenced to life in 
prison for alledgedly driving a car involved in a murder 
Her accusers were part of the murder also, and received 
lesser sentences as a result of plea bargaining after they 
accused Ms. Ellison. 

All of these women, and many more, ask our help Our 
intervention can result in their release, retrial or appeals. 
We must find out the facts, as we did with Thieu Thi Tao 
and then act. ' 

Someday these four women may be able to repeat the 
words of Thieu Thi Tao upon her release: "I left the 
earthly hell on December 7, (1974). Do you believe if" 



(Editors note: The above editorial was submitted by 
David Gagne. Chaplaincy Associate, and expresses the 
opinion of the News staff.) 



Letters to the Editor 



Statement on Funding 

As required by postal regulations, this is to inform 

^eyNews. Of the funds raised by the $50 activity 
fee. Senate allocates $12,000 per year to News. 





Assault victim offers advice; 
Facts should be made public 



To the Editor: 

In recenl months, the assaults 
and rapes on campus have created 
a general feeling of unease and 
helplessness in many members of 
the college community. As one 
who was involved in an assault on 
campus in December, I feci that 
the facts and the result of the inci- 
dent should be made public in the 
hope that it will clear up some of 
the rumors that have surrounded 
these cases, and that it will en- 
courage other women who find 
themselves in similar situations to 
take action against their attacker. 
Around eleven o'clock on 
December 7, I was grabbed and 
threatened by a 21 -year-old male, 
while walking on the path that 
leads from Founders Parking Lot 
to Tower Court by Severance 
Green. He attempted to pull me 
into the trees and bushes by the 
side of Jewett, but I managed to 
stall him on the path until three 
students came from behind us and 
he let go of me. He then walked 
off towards Founders, and I went 
to the nearest Security Guard and 
reported what had happened. 
After getting a description, 
Security searched the campus, but 
were unable to find him that 
night. During the next week, a 
composite was put together and 
distributed to all the dorms, so 
that people could be on the look- 
out for this man. 

The following week, ano 

student was approached by a man 
who exposed himself to her while 
she was walking along College 
Road. A car driving along the 
road scared him off, and the 
student ran up to the Quad, and 
informed Security. They blocked 
both ends of College Road im- 



mediately, and apprehended the 
man as he drove out of the road 
leading to Bates. Suspecting from 
the composite and my description 
of the man that it was probably 
the same one who assaulted me, 
they asked me to go down to 
where the car was stopped for a 
possible identification. I identified 
him as the same man who 
assaulted me, and he was arrested 
and charged with assault with in- 
tent to rape and indecent ex- 
posure. 

The hearing was set for the 
following Monday, and the case 
went to trial on February 4. Dur- 
ing January, the accused un- 
derwent a psychiatric examina- 
tion, and confessed to the charges. 
Since it is difficult to prove intent 
to rape, that charge was lowered 
to assault. The District Attorney's 
office, who were prosecuting the 
case, suggested that a program of 
psychiatric treatment be required, 
along with one year's probation, 
and the banning of this man from 
the Wellesley College campus. 
The lawyer for the defense entered 
a statement of fact, and the judge 
was given the psychiatrist's 
evaluation to study. He agreed to 
sentence the accused to the 
recommended treatment and 
probation. 

I feel relieved to know that this 
man. is being watched and receiv- 



experience as untraumatic as 
possible. They made every effort 
to keep us informed of the 
procedures and of the legal juggl- 
ing and compromise that was go- 
ing on, and to protect us from any 
possible embarrassment. 

I hope that the outcome of this 
incident will encourage other 
women to believe that it is worth 
the hassle. The attitude of the 
court could hardly have been 
better: they were willing to take 
responsibility for getting help for 
this man and were grateful to us 
for serving as witnesses. If it saves 
another woman from having to go 
through the same kind of ex- 
perience, then how can we help 
but believe that it was worthwhile? 
Sincerely, 
Patricia A. Darcy '77 



Students asked 
to hostess f of 
"Open Campu^l 

Friendly Wellesley students ah i 

needed to hostess "sub-freshmJ 

during the Board of Admission", 
Open Campus, April 17, is ,, 

and 22. Wellesley a Pp | ic ' a ' 
notified of their acceptance J 
April 1 5 will be invited to visit Z 
campus on one of these four da* 
and to spend a night in a resident 
hall. By attending classes, i ah , 
lectures, and special events C\ 
talking with students, faculty ^ 
administrators, and even b 
sampling dormitory cooking, Ji 
prospective students can C 
perience college life first-hand 
while making their decisions I 
about the future. 

The Open Campus program 
was successful last year, thanks i 
many cooperative Wellesley 
students. Please consider offcrin! 
a little of your time and hospital!, 
ty to help the Admission Office | 
this semester. If you are interested 
in hostessing, or have questions 
contact Marsha Bristow (Claflin) 
or Jacy Strauss (Pomeroy), Stu- 
dent Co-chairmen of Open Cam- 
pus. 



Marsha 'Bristow '75 
Jacy Strauss '77 



Tenure denial seen as 
Disservice to women 



Editor's note: The following Is a 
copy of a letter sent to President 
Newell by Ms. Burnes. 

When Wellesley College decid- 
ed to remain a college for women, 
I was very pleased* thinking it ah 



profession. I support excellence as 
avidly as does Wellesley, but if 
your message to young women is 
that to succeed they must compele 
on this standard, you arc failing in 
your commitment to women. You 
might as well have become a 



ing help. Hopefully, he will not lwas v f rv Phased* thinking it an might as well have be 
iher commit his crimes again. I was" ,a ™ ,r «"e-g«l*>' provide a first- coeducational institution. 

m in ini,,r.„-..J L.ii. u.. r, -. . rate education for wnmi>n u h.l.. YI.1111..1, In ,k; :. 



impressed both by Security's 
handling of the situation at the 
time of the arrest, and their treat- 
ment of those involved at the time 
of the trial. Also, the members of 
the Dedham County Court, and 
the District Attorney's office did 
everything they could to make the 



Decision to eliminate counseling 
Staff scored by students 



To the Editor: 

It has come to our attention 
that there has been a decision by 
the Budget Committee of the 
College to eliminate the Counsel- 
ing Office, staffed by Donald Polk 
and Carol Baird. 

The function of this office is to 
provide counseling to individuals 
and groups around a variety of 
concerns, including psychological, 
emotional, and social problems. 
In addition, both of these 
counselors help students to deal 
with those problems and concerns 
that affect academic performance. 

It is imperative that members 
of the College Community have 
access to this service as well as to 
the help offered in the Infirmary. 
The removal of the Counseling 
Service could be detrimental to 
all. 

We believe that Wellesley 
College, an institution dedicated 
to the education of women, should 
not eliminate one of the two 
positions held by professionally- 
trained female counselors. The 
College has also made com- 
mitments to minority students 
and this action would remove the 
only professionally-trailed 
minority counselor on campus'. 

We encourage consideration of 
the implications of this budget 
move, and request your support in 
opposing the removal of the 
Counseling Office at Wellesley. 
Ethos Ad Hoc Committee 
Laura Murphy '76 
Wanda Thurston '77 
Deborah Davis '76 
Pamela Spratlen '77 
Paula Penn '76 
Fayre Crossley '76 
Toni Cook '78 



Evette Demore '78 
Anita Prince '76 
Dona Huffman "78 
Gloria James '76 
Caroline Blackwell '77 
Diane Datcher '76 
Anita Henderson '75 
Phyliss Douglass '77 



Graffiti in 
Library called 
"shameful" 



To the Editor: 

I think it is a terrible shame 
that some people have stooped so 
low as to write graffiti on the walls 
of the carrels in the library. For 
our age and intelligence, the 
women of this college should have 
better sense. Much time, and ef- 
fort as well as thousands of dollars 
have been expended to improve 
the library, and already it has 
been spoiled by scribbling, and the 
building isn't even finished yet. 

In the first place, maybe the 
thought is clever but when it is im- 
mortalized on the walls, it looks 
pretty silly. The profanity or some 
of it is also very unpleasant for 
others. Secondly, it is glaring 
evidence that some of us are not 
ready to accept the responsibilities 
of adulthood. If you are bored 
with a textbook, scribble on your 
notebook, but leave the walls 
alone. Graffiti is for kids. 

Dime L. Harvey T7 



rate education for women while 
providing an environment in 
which they could explore their 
womanhood. My distress was 
acute, then, to discover that your 
commitment was, at best, only to 
the students and not to women in 
the real world. I draw this conclu- 
sion from your decision not to 
renew Mimi Berlin's contract for 
next year. 

In my days at Wellesley she had 
a fine reputation as a teacher and 
a person; my understanding is that 
this has not changed. She did, in 
the course of things, make some 
compromises in her seventeen 
years at Wellesley. The demands 
of three children and a two career 
family pushed her to opt for part- 
time employment for the last nine 
years. Taking seriously the part- 
timeness. she spent her energies 
on her family and her students, 
not researching and writing 
something to go onto her resume 
By penalizing her for these 
decisions you are, in effect, saying 
she must compete (or should have 
competed) on the male, fulltime 
standard in order to pursue her 



Women in this" society with 
husbands, children and 
aspirations for a profession facta 
very difficult road\ To say less 
than this to your students and, al 
the same time, in your unexcelled 
leadership role, to do nothing to 
provide alternatives to the stan- 
dard institutional demands is lo 
do a real disservice to American 
Women. 

In my term at Wellesley there 
were few professors I had who 
loved to teach. The position was a 
vehicle for staying in the academic 
world. To reject a person who 
loves to teach, and to all evidence 
is good at it, seems to put the shoe 
on the wrong foot. Her role model 
and your reaction to it speaks 
volumes of your lack of true and 
creative commitment to the real 
problems that educated women 
face. 

Nonnle Steer Burnes 
Wellesley College '64 

Northeastern University 
School of Law '77 

Mother of three children 




Wellesley News 

Editor-in-Chief 

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Debbie Ziwot '76 

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Arts Editor .!.!!. Lila Locksley "78 

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Working women of the world, unite!" 



"Catherine Leslie T8 



In 



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1969 medium incomes of 
rkitiR women were less than 

in every occupation except 
b! ic school kindergarten 
ching 



households, a quarter of all work- 
ing women earn $134 in a verace 
weekly pay. Working wives report 
^average weekly salary of only 

Wellesley students, whether 
planning to enter a professional 

According to a recen survey by school or the working world after 

lh£ Labor Department s Bureau graduation, must as educated 

"tabor Statistics, the dispanty talented women be aware of and 

earnings between women and mdignant about the inequities that 

en has not "arrowed ap- st.ll exist in the working arena 

ialivcly since 1967. In fact, despite the national woman's 

disturbing statistics show that movement. These imbalances will 

,974 women working full-time persist even after more encom- 

_med only 61 percent of the passing legislation and the 

forage in comc for mcn - . passage of the ERA because they 

Translated into more obvious are rooted in the intractable at- 

graphic terms, this means titudes of individuals, both men 

t while male heads of and women. 

JLsenolds earn median incomes Men between the ages of 16 to 

Cf S2I4 a week, women heading 24 earn one-third more than 

\0 n Winte r Term 

— Ty Nicholas Llnfleld 

Looking back on Winter Term, 
i ste two resolutions to be made: 



, that having proved itself it 
n now be planned dbnfidently 
d for next year; second, that 
entire college community can 
fcncfil from Winter Term if it 
'recognizes a couple of basic truths 

(about it. 

In the fall one tended to come 
[cross one of two false assump- 
sits about Winter Term: either 

,at it was something amateurish 
trivial, to be fitted between 
real business of the college, or 

at eight months of our year were 

ken up with dryasdust oc- 

pations, and here was an oppor- 

nity to really live. 

These assumptions seemed to 
me symptomatic of an important 
failure to see what a college (or 
Education itself) might be. 

As someone committed to both 

e "academic" and the "non- 
cademic." and to the unity 

ween them, I was delighted to 
te Winter Term blurring that dis- 
nction this seems to me a matter 
that the college would do well to 
[ponder at length — and the 
Centennial year is a good time to 
do so. 

The other distinction usefully 
blurred over January was that 
between teachers and taught,, es- 
pecially in the amount and quality 

initiative taken by students. In- 
nately related to this was the 
refreshing sense of communal 
creation; during the semester one 
finds, sadly, that competition 
between students too often out- 
does collaboration. 

(Recall Thoreau's remark in 
Walden: "Tuition is an important 
item in the term bill, while for the 
ar more valuable education 



• •• 

which he gets by associating with 
the most cultivated of his contem- 
poraries no charge is made." 

These two characteristics of 
Winter Term — the unity it en- 
couraged us to see between the 
"academic" and the "non- 
academic," and the lively 
collaboration of the participants 
— could serve the college well, if 
it notices them. During the 
academic year there just isn't time 
Continued on page 5 



women in the same age group. 
And as the number of working 
years increase, the chasm between 
earnings gaps widens; men 25 or 
older earn two-thirds more than 
women. The reason? Women arc 
offered fewer chances for ad- 
vancement and leave the work 
force to become wives and 
mothers. 

In the highest-paying 
professions, medicine and law, 
men predominate. Although 
women in these occupations earn 
more than women in other oc- 
cupations, they are still paid con- 
siderably less than their male 
colleagues. In comparison to the 
earnings of men in the profession, 
the most fairly paid occupation 
for women is engineering, yet 
women in this field arc blatantly 
underreprescnted. 

According to Doris Wooten, 
Special Assistant to the Director 
of the Labor Department's Office 
of Federal Contract Compliance, 
"employed men with college 
degrees earn, on the average, $13,- 
000 a year while women with 
college degrees earn $8,000." 
Much of this disparity is due to 
the concentration of women in 
non-professional or non- 
managerial jobs. 

While women working in fields 
dominated by men earn less than 
their male counterparts, they still 



earn more than fellow women in 
other job niches. The injustice 
and magnitude of the disparities 
become apparent when one finds 
that while earning less than men 
in other professions, men who arc 
holding jobs in female dominated 
fields are earning more than the 
women in those fields. The 
traditional maxim is that 
"women's work" pays poorly, and 
even poorer if you are a woman! 

It is evident that as Wellesley 
women, conscious of our abilities 
and motivated to seek influential, 
gratifying positions in the working 
world, wc will be confronting bias 
and sex stereotyping in the job 
market. The first permanent, 
satisfying employment may be 
difficult to obtain — still, at least 
half of employers will not consider 
women for jobs that they deem 
arc "unsuitable" because of 
physical, intellectual or emotional 
reasons. The difficulty is that it is 
necessary first to get the job to 
prove the dogmas unfounded and 
indeed stupid. 

Most employers are misin- 
formed or unfamilar with job dis- 
crimination laws. Offering a 
women a lower salary than would 
be offered a man with comparable 
credentials is not only unfair but 
illegal. The Equal Pay Act 
guarantees equal wages for equal 
work, but it can be useful only if 




Lunchtime Theatre 

Every Tuesday and Wednesday this semester in 
Schneider Coffee House from 12:40 to 1:20 P.M., a 
different production will be presented, half of them 
classic one-act plays, half pieces by members of the 
Wellesley Community. 

Strindberg: The Stronger 
February 25 and 26 



women entering and already in 
jobs demand that it is followed 
and enforced. 

Women will continue to be dis- 
criminated against in hiring and 
promotion unless they force 
knowledge and acceptance of the 



truth and the law on employers. 
Both the federal government and 
womans' organizations provide 
information and support to those 
who will report violations. Any 
women fighting for equality in job 
opportunity must be circumspect 
and aggressive. 




A few days ago, the new editors of the News were 
asked, again, the meaning of "Op-Ed." That did it. We 
determined to find a new name. In a stroke of pure genius 
(well ... we are trying) we decided upon "Forum." and 
thus was born the new logo. The forum of ancient Rome 
was where all types of people met to talk and listen to 
each other. It was the ground for open discussion and 
debate. The new "Forum" page will be dgvoted to 
providing the college community with another type of 
ground for expression. We hope that it will embody some 
of the ideals of the original Roman Forum, and that all 
members of the- community will share t^eir experiences, 
inspirations and concerns, both serious and humorous, 
through the page. 



Action on residence policy 



by Vivian Pliner "76 



The psychology conference 
at Boston College will be held 
on April 12. 1975. Papers, with 
a 150 word abstract, must be 
submitted by March 3. These 
dates were incorrectly reported 
in Awareness, the Boston 
[ Psychology Magazine. 



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SUNDAY 

FEBRUARY 23 

CHAPEL - II AM 

SUSAN ANDREWS 

PREACHING 

"TRANSFIGURATION 

AND 

TRANSFORMATION" 

Sunday School For Children 

Ages 3-11 

Room 100 Schneider 



As second semester gets un- 
derway, the Residential Policy 
Committee is again meeting once 
a week to resolve problems and 
formulate policy concerning 
various aspects of residence on 
campus. Two meetings have been 
held so far, at which the major 
business involved the Free 
Market, the amended Residence 
Contract and policy for spring 
rooming. 

Last week a Free Market took 
place at which students had the 
opportunity to negotiate a "body- 
for-body" switch of rooms among 
the thirteen residence halls. The 
resets of this Market had, as of 
the ' last meeting, left a small 
number of empty single, as well as 
some half-filled double rooms. It 
was unanimously decided by the 
Committee that the Heads of 
House and the Residential Policy 
Committee itself would come 
together to work out the filling of 
these vacant spaces across cam- 
pus. 

During the first semester, a 
Task Force within the Committee 
worked to try to amend the ex- 
isting residence contract, its tone 
being found objectionable by the 
Committee members. The Com- 
mittee's amended contract passed 
in Senate and has been read by 



three lawyers who found the con- 
tract to be legally sound. Unlike 
any previous contracts, the new 
one will not require the signature 
of a parent. Each student will 
receive two copies of the docu- 
ment, one to be signed and return- 
ed along with the $100 rooming 
deposit by March 1, and the other 
copy to be kept by the student. 
The entire text of the amended 



contract is being printed in the 
Parents' Bulletin. 

The final matter under present 
consideration for the Residential 
Policy Committee is spring room- 
ing. In order to help gather infor- 
mation helpful in formulating a 
policy, A Task Force has been set 
up to develop a queslionnaric 
gathering opinions on rooming 
from the student body. 



Library reference tutorials 

The Library has announced its program of Reference Tutorials for 
Semester II. These small-group sessions focus on the "most impor- 
tant reference sources in a particular discipline. At each Tutorial a 
librarian demonstrates effective techniques for finding information 
and introduces the group to key publications. 

Reference bibliographies relevant to specific academic 
departments and designed explicitly for Wellesley students arc dis- 
tributed at Tutorials. They may be obtained at other times from a 
Readers' Services Librarian. 

Sign-up sheets for Tutorials are in the respective Department of- 
fices and at the Reference Desks in the Library. The schedule of 
Tutorials follows: 

Economics - Monday, Feb. 24, 10:00; Tuesday. Feb. 25, 1:30; Fri- 
day. Feb. 28. 2:50. 

English Thursday, Feb. 20, 10:00; Friday, Feb. 21, 10:00; Tuesday. 
Feb. 25. 2:50. 

History - Monday. Feb. 24, 1:30; Tuesday. Feb. 25. 10:00; Monday 
Mar. 3, 2:50; Thursday, Mar. 6. 2:50. 

Political Science - Thursday. Feb. 27, 10:00: Monday. Mar. 3, 1:30: 
Tuesday" Mar. 4. 1:30; Wednesday. Mar. 5. 2:50. 
Sociology-Anthropology - Tuesday, Feb. 18, 1:30; Wednesday. Feb. 
19. 10:00; Monday, Feb. 24, 2:50 

Additional sessions will be arranged to meet student interest. Call 
ext. 283 for information. 



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An Interview 
with : 

Lissa 
Hale 

by Lila LocKsley '78 



Melissa Hale is a romantic; 
soft-spoken, honest, and maybe a 
little old-fashioned. Yet beneath 
her soft expressions and long 
hemlines lies a hardworking 
leader and creative mind. 

Her attitude towards her life at 
Wellesley is that if one is involved 
in outside activities, she will be 
more vital academically. And 
Lissa, as her friends call her, 
represents what many Wellesley 
students strive to be: scholar, 
poet, leader, athlete, and in- 
dividual. 

Plans for the future 
Like many other seniors, Lissa 
is trying to plan her future. An 
English Literature major, she 
would like to be a professor of 
literature. 

At the present, she is being con- 
sidered for a Danforth fellowship, 
a nationwide grant for college 
graduates interested in pursuing a 
career in high education. 

From the 1 700 students serious- 
ly considered, Lissa is one of the 
300 being interviewed for the 70 
awards. 

She is also considering a career 
in journalism, she would likc"to 
write in a creative, critical way." 
Her experience in journalism 
came about through her family. A 
few years ago, her parents sold 
their home and bought a 
newspaper in Lake Placid, New 
York. A family enterprise, Lissa 
has been involved in all aspects of 
journalism, and has enjoyed being 
exposed to all different levels of 
society. 
Featured in Sports Illustrated 
As an athlete, Lissa was 
featured in an article in Sports 
Illustrated magazine for her par- 
ticipation in the Head of the 
Charles Regatta Race. 

She started crew as a freshman 
and became active in dorm crew. 
Because of her enthusiasm of the 
sport, her parents gave her the un- 
traditional graduation gift of a 
single shell. 

In describing it she said, "It's a 
Donaratico — made in Italy, a 
very fine shell — maybe a little 
too fine for me. It is so sensitively 
balanced that I can feel a fly land 
on it." 

Practicing everyday on Lake 
Waban, she decided to enter the 
Head of the Charles Race. 

The weekend of the race, Lissa 
was battling the G.R.E. exams 



WELLESLEY NEWS 




Wellesley students research cancer 



An English literature major, Lissa Hale believes 71.. 
"leam as much from people as they can from books." 

(photo by Sasha Norkin *75) 



and a fever. She said, "I really 
tried hard. I had never rowed for 
three straight miles, rowed on a 
river, or been under a bridge." 

Although she finished at the tail 
end of her event, the friendly, 
relaxed atmospere and the holiday 
spirit of the day made her ex- 
perience memorable. 

Sports Illustrated, looking for a 
colorful twist to their story on the 
race, featured Lissa as one of the 
entries who finished last. 
However, their description of 
Lissa was misleading: that of a 
dreamy-eyed Wellesley Girl 
gliding down the river, reciting 
poetry. 

Unfortunately, they chose to 
typify the Wellesley Debutante 
Image. Lissa said, "It seemed 
very unfair, the Wellesley crew 
team which had worked so hard 
and done so well wasn't even men- 
tioned." 

Lissa researched a report for 
the college administration in 
which she stressed the importance 
of athletics. She interviewed many 
different girls and focussed on the 
experience of the Beebe Dorm 
Crew members. She concluded 
that the girls on the team formed 
a cohesive group — and that the 
experience of being a part of a 
team was invaluable. Although 
the team lost that year in the 
midst of a rainstorm, Lissa found 
that the girls felt that they learned 
a lot about themselves and found 
the athletic competition to be very 
healthy. 

As the student head of the now 
defunct Ski Team, she regrets the 
fact that Wellesley does not have 



the funding to support a com- 
petitive athletic program on the 
scale of other schools. 

Another sport she enjoys is 
mountain climbing in the Adiron- 
dacks. She said that being in the 
wilderness "limits your horizons 
to the basics — you feel almost 
prehistoric — I like what it docs 
to your mind." 

Her role in House Government 
Through her experience as Vil 
Junior and Beebe House Presi- 
dent, she has found the role of 
leadership to be self-defined and 
flexible to meet different 
demands. 

She feels that a "student 
regulated government" is 
necessary; and that her function 
as House President is to set the 
tone for the dorm. At Beebe, the 
house government has been relax- 
ed and informal in order to 
generate more interchange among 
the students. 

A reflective person, she serious- 
ly considers her purpose in life. At 
Wellesley, she has found that 
"there is a lot of competition to 
get ahead, rather than to enjoy the 
present. The Whole Person will I 
not let pressure pressurize them. ' 
The push to do well academically 
in order to get into graduate 
school is limiting — one can learn 
as much from people as they can 
from books." 

An example of someone who 
has been involved in many facets 
of Wellesley, Lissa Hale has 
become that Whole Person — 
successful academically, and 
vital in her contributions to the 
college. 



by Laura Becker 77 

Two Wellesley students, Caron 
Robichaud and Janina Longtine, 
spent ten weeks last summer 
working in cancer research 
laboratories. 

Under the auspices of the Fuller 
American Cancer Society 
program, the two students said 
that their summer's experiences 
were rewarding, educational , and 
extremely helpful in understan- 
ding what commitments and 
benefits research entails. 

Since 1967 the Fuller American 
Cancer Society Followship 
Program provides grants for ten 
undergraduates to spend ten 
weeks during the summer working 
in Massachusetts research 
laboratories. 

Caron Robichaud applied by 
writing directly to the American 
Cancer Society, having spotted a 
file describing the program in the 
Biology department. Her interest 
in research, coupled with visiting 
speakers on developmental 
biology, motivated her to apply 
for the grant. 

Caron worked at the Worcester 
Foundation, founded by the 
owners of a Shrewsbury estate 
forty years ago. Caron worked for 
Dr. Eliahu Caspi, in cancer 
related research. 

Dr. Caspi is interested in the 
biochemistry of sterolic com- 
pounds. 

He has noted that a higher con- 
centration of plant sterols are 
found in cancerous rat mammary 
(issues than in healthy tissues of 
the same species. He believes that 
the cancer virus somehow permits 
greater synthesis of what before 
had been considered plant sterols. 
Caron worked intensively 
isolating cancerous tissues, com- 
paring tissues of rats fed the same 
diet, In an effort to determine the 
biochemical pathways of syn- 
thesized food compounds, and the 
differences arising in cancerous 
and noncancerous tissues. 

Ms. Robichaud's future may 
entail more research. She hopes to 
attend graduate school in 



by Sandie Peddie 76 
"Now that I know how to 
think, it makes it easier to get out 
of an attack situation creatively," 
said Sue Becgel '76. describing 
what she gained from a unique 
course in self-defense given during 
winter term. 

Impressed by the course. Sue 
has worked to enable it to be 
offered to Wellesley students this 
semester for credit. 

Unlike other self-defense 
courses, this one simulates the ac- 
tual attack. The instructor, Matt 
Thomas, utilizes "cue con- 
ditioning" to teach a woman 
defense against an unarmed 
assailant. According to research 
he has analyzed, the majority of 
attacks against women are un- 
armed. 

Classes are taught in the dark. 
Later, they move outside. 
Students wear street clothes. 
Matt, posing as the assailant, 
wears heavy padding and en- 
courages students to hit hard 
Rochi Bhardwaj '78. another 
winter term participant, said, "I 
used all my strength and found 
that it wasn't going to do me anv 
good." ' 

Malt's aim is to teach a woman 
to use "deception and knowledge" 
because as Sue put it, "You can't 
fight force with force." 

The entire class meets for 1V5 
hours, during which students learn 
various techniques and practice. 
The instructor spends one-half 
hour following that with two 
students, having one-on-dne con- 
tact for fifteen minutes. He feels 
that this direct contact is vital. 

The son of a Japanese woman 
and American 0.1., Matt spent 
his first years in an orphanage. 



"There," he said laughing, 
"Everyone's main preoccupation 
was beating each other up." He 
learned judo, along with singing 
and dancing, in a Buddhist tem- 
ple. 

An American couple adopted 
him, and he came to the United 
Stales. Establishing himself with 
his peers in a new country entailed 
the inevitable fights. His older 
brother was skilled in jiu jitsu and 
helped Matt learn how to defend 
himself when necessary. 

While an undergraduate at 
Stanford, Matt acquired a black 
belt in both judo and karate and 
gained mastery of a number of 
different styles in the martial arts. 

There he also helped analyze 
data collected from research on 
2700 attacks against women in 
both rural and urban areas. 
Conclusions drawn from these 
statistics have helped him design 
his course to be effective. 

Matt agreed that statistics are 
never conclusive, but he feels that 
some general conclusions can be 
drawn from the data. In 60-70% 
of. the rapes examined in the 
study, the assailant was someone 
the woman had met. 

The same percentage of 
assaults were unarmed. However, 
there is no correlation between the 
two figures. Matt noted that 
among attacks against women by 
strangers. 60% of the assailants 
used no weapon. 

The attacker almost always ap- 
proaches the victim from behind. 
The most common type of blow 
from the assailant is a slap from 
the right hand. 

Gradually, Matt became dis- 
couraged with the usefulness of 
proficiency in the martial arts. 



Two tragic experiences spurred 
his disillusionment. A female 
friend who held a black belt in 
karate was brutally raped. He 
feels that the explanation for this 
is that she had been trained to 
fight only on command. Later, his 
girlfriend was raped, further 
poignantly demonstrating to him 
the need for practical self-defense. 

Currently taking a year off 
from Harvard medical school, 
Matt teaches a course in the mar- 
tial arts at Radcliffe. He also 
works as a high school teacher for 
problem students. He feels a 
strong commitment to serve the 
community in which he lives. "If I 
recognize a need to do something, 
I feel it is my responsibility to do 
that." 

The course is frightening. Sue 
explained, "His outfit deper- 
sonalizes him. He becomes the at- 
tacker. It's scary!" Matt has 
taught his course to both men and 
women. He has found that women 
often react with conditioned 
feelings of passivity, while men 
consider it a challenge. 

Some people experience a 
genuine moral dilemma, to which 
Matt responded, "People should 
have a choice to be moral." 

The course stresses not only 
defense against assault, but 
prevention as well. Perhaps its 
most important point is learning 
to remain calm and think. 

Classes will be offered for credit 
on Mondays and Wednesdays. 
One section will meet from 4:00 to 
5:30 twice a week, and the other 
will be conducted from 7:00 to 
8:30. The opening lecture (the 
only actual lecture in the course) 
will be on Monday, February 24. 
Details will be publicized. 



developmental botany. 

Janina Longtine applied to the 
program in response to informa- 
tion from the Career Services Of- 
fice, hoping to pursue an interest 
in science, and questions about the 
tolerability of research. 

As a Fuller American Cancer 
Society Junior Research Fellow, 
she worked in Massachusetts 
General Hospital's Huntington 
Laboratories under Dr. Jesse 
Scott's direction. Janina worked 
from 9-5. five days a week on a 
series of experiments. 

Her major focus was dealing 
with the problem of labelling 
tissues with radioactive sub- 
stances. 

" The goal was to find the op- 
timum conditions for normal, un- 
distorted cell growth, which con- 
sisted of trying varying concen- 
trations of radioactive substances 
for differing lengths of time. 



Ribosomes produce protein in a 
cell. In time these ribosomes ar 
destroyed or "turned 
over." Tumor cells turnover at 
slower rate than healthy cells 3 

In order to follow the pathway 
of ribosome turn over, radioactive 
labelling substances arc used 
Clearly, the less distortion th e ' 
labelling substances create, th, 
more valuable the observed 
ribosome turnover. 

Currently a junior, Ms. 
Longtine is especially interested in 
the study of cell biology and 
genetics. 

Although the summer grants 
arc given by the American Cancer 
Society and the work is cancer 
related, the main objective is i 
provide opportunities for talented 
undergraduates to participate j n 
scientific research and to gain ex- 
pcrience working with qualified 
scientists. 





Janina Longtine 76 and Caron Robichaud 75 spent their summers in- 
volved in cancer research. Above, Janina Longtine strikes a prayerful 
pose as she waits her turn to give an oral presentation summarizing her 
work under the Fuller-American Cancer Society Fellowship program at 
a recent meeting of the Fellows at Harvard Medical School. 

(photo by Sharon Fox) 



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Same Time. Next Year (at the 

[colonial Theater) is Love 
,,-,rican Style with dirty words. 

[i ^se you don't remember that 

Lbious l.v. show, you're lucky. 

I Same Time, Next Year by ncw- 

lKr Bernard Slade, concerns 

poris and George, who have a 

Lilly one night stand in 1951 

Licit turns into a yearly event. 

hfjf see them through their in- 
jure youth, her pregnancy, 

L t h's hippiedom, and at last to 

[nature love in 1974. 
Doris is played by Ellen 

iBurstyn, who has just become a 
sur. She is a marvelous actress, as 

Lr performances in the films, 
-The King of Marvin Gardens" 

. w d "The Last Picture Show" 

Lrove. Though her Doris starts 

Li a little too naive, her gradual 

[nulurity is credible. 
Charles Grodin (George) 
jlayed the shnook after Cybil 

[Sficpard in "The Heartbreak 
Kid" He gives his George an 
appealing insecurity. 

The play is redeemed somewhat 
by the charm of it's actors. Yet 
almost each scene creates a deja 
m effect. The feeling that it's all 
b«n seen on -some t.v. sit-com 



hangs heavily. There are a few 
satisfying moments when the feel- 
ing becomes certainty and the 
punchline, moments before stage 
dehevcry, can be whispered to the 
unenlightened in one's row. 

There are some funny 
situations, for example, Doris 

arrives for her 1961 tryst 8 months 
pregnant. And one year Doris' es- 
tranged husband phones the motel 
room and George, who answers 
the call, manages to fix her 
marriage. 

One of the funniest moments of 
jpcmng night occurred when 
Dons bursts in as Miss Archtypal 
1965. She has long blonde hair, 
jeans, sandles, a peace medalion, 
and is attending Berkeley. She 
looks at now stuffy George and 
announces, "Wanna fuck?" After 
the laughter dies down (yes, 
"fuck" is still a great punch line in 
Boston) the as yet unamuscd 
matron in front of me turned to 
her equally dour husband and 
said, "Talk, Wanna Talk — I Tail 
to see the humor in that." 

The best thing that could be 
done for Same Time. Next Year 
would be to cut its two and a half 
hours down to one and put it on 
t.v. as a rerun. 




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Performances are Tuesday and Wednesday from 12:40 to 1:20. An inex- 
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by Jane Fr eundel *75 

I found Karil Kirk, Wellesley's 
resident mime, lounging in 
Schneider Center, sipping coffee. 
Anxious to please, she proceeded 
to improvise a one-woman show 
and did a fine job of creating a 
sketch, featuring an English ma- 
jor turned mime. 

Having apprenticed herself last 
year to the Wisconsin Mime Co., 
Kirk's year of mime has given her 
a beginning in the art of non- 
verbal communication. She is 
finishing her. senior year and has 
found numerous opportunities to 
practice her art here at Wellesley. 

During Winter Term, Kirk 
taught a class in mime, the 
members of which presently com- 
pose the Lunchtime Theatre's 
Mime Company. Kirk also gave a 
mime performance on February 
1 1 in Jewett Auditorium. 

Kirk's show opened with a 
prologue: Kirk applying while 
clown face. She explained later 
that the white face is traditional in 
mime, and is there to represent a 
mask in order to create an unreal, 
more objective quality. This tradi- 
tion dates from ancient Greek 
theater. 

Traditional mime deals in illu- 
sion; it tends to be realistic and 
confined to a small space. While 
Kirk is interested in this 
traditional mime (made famous 
by Marcel Marceau), she also sees 
it as a necessary foundation for 
working along more modern lines. 

Kirk hopes to work with the 
modern mime (exemplified by 
San Francisco's Noel Parenti) 
which is less concerned with the 
concrete realistic illusion and 
more concerned with gesture as 
the embodiment of meaning. She 
describes this kind of mime as 
making a freer use of space. 
Rather than being a studied copy 
of each small movement involved 
in a specific human action, the 
mime of Parenti straddles the line 
between dance and gesture. 

The first half of Kirk's program 
included three sketches, "Cham- 
pion", "Growing Up Female", 
and "A Story". "Champi on" is a 
traditional mime and displays 
Kirk's precise control of gesture 
and space. "Growing Up 
"Female" began to integrate the 
precise illusions of traditional 
mime with the more symbolic 
gestures of modern mime. These 
two aspects worked together, 
allowing the audience to see the 
concrete as well as the abstract. 
"A Story" relied almost entirely 
on the more abstract techniques to 
convey a range of emotions. 
Then, as an epilogue, Kirk remov- 
ed the white face makeup. 

Kirk prefers not to wear white 
face for the more contemporary 
mimes. She feels that without the 
"mask" one can create more sub- 
tle mimes. Therefore, in the se- 
cond half of the show, she 
appeared without makeup. 



The first sketch, "An Old Wo- 
man:" was again a blend of the 
traditional and modem styles. 
Painfully realistic, Kirk's woman 
walked on, drank a cup of coffee, 
paid for it, and left. But the simple 
details of her cramped fingers and 
palsied movements evoked painful 
emotions. Somehow, too, by com- 
.ing on stage barefoot and display- 
ing the equally cramped toes that 
would have been hidden in a real 
situation, Karil's old woman took 
on a greater vulnerability. Even 
now, the feelings brought on by 
knowing more than I would want 
to know about such a pathetic per- 
son are impossible to dismiss. 

The second mime, "Aiv", 
featuring Joan Friedman, Anne' 



Evans, Nicholas Linfield, and 
Michael Sullivan, portrayed the 
universal situations and emotions 
involved in growing up. The 
character, Aiv, experienced the 
conflicts of power, lack of power, 
wanting and not wanting love, and 
disappointment, to name a few. 
Kirk's movements successfully il- 
lustrated the great range of non- 
verbal expression. 

Kirk closed with an interpreta- 
tion of Robin Morgan's "Excuses 
for Not Moving." This last mime 
was the least imagistic and most 
dance like of all. 

Kirk hopes to study with either 
Decroux in Paris (Marceau's 
teacher) or Parenti in San Fran- 
cisco, next year. 



Winter Term 

Continued from page 3 
to do all one wants to do, so the 
emphasis will be different in 
Winter Term and the semester; 
but each can profit the other, and 
together remind us what total 
education can be. 

Feminist Forum 

Continued from page 1 

movements of various cultures?" 
and "What are the strategies for 
developing international 
feminism?" The discussion on 
"Feminism and the Family" will 
focus on "What structural 
changes within marriage have 
assisted the feminist movement?" 
and "What has been the impact of 
such changes on the different 
classes, i.e., is feminism a white, 
middle and upper class 
movement?" 




Her mouth is open but nothing comes out ... Wellesley's mime, Karil Kirk. 



(photo by Sasha Norkin '751 



The Wellesley Hills Com- 
munity Playhouse has cut their 
two dollar admission in half. 
Exempted from this kind 
hearted generosity is The 
American Film Theatre's sub- 
scription series. 



Ballroom Dancing is back in 
style, not only at Wellesley but 
all across the country. 
" Wellesley's Ballroom' Dance 
Club under the leadership of 
Trudi Berlin, Debbie 
Brandstater, Lee Davis, 
Marsha Goldman, and Jill 
Karslen has planned a full 
schedule of dances and 
workshops for second 
semester. Everyone is invited. 

Beginners' workshops will be 
held March 2, 16; April 6 and 
20 from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. at the 
MIT Student Center in con- 
junction with the MIT 
Ballroom Dance Club led by 
Jeff Alexander, Pete Travis, 
Carl Sharon, and Doug King. 
Intermediate / Advanced 
sessions will be on Feb. 25, 
March II, April 1, 15, and 29 
from 7 r 9 p.m. at MIT; March 
4, 18; April 8 and 22 from 8-10 
p.m. at Alumnae Hall. These 
will be led by Ron Gursky, 
MIT's Ballroom Dance in- 
structor. 

The first dance is this Satur- 
day night from 8-12 at Stone- 
Davis. 



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This too shall pass 



• by Jackie Coleman '77 

8 PM the Harvard Athletic 
Association is having a party! So 
... 8:40 band warming up — but 
no men. A marvelously composed 
Wellesley girl drinks and makes a 
soothing joke out of the whole 
situation. 9:15 PM the TZE con- 
tingent arrives to find no men. 

They arc so embarrassed, they 
leave. 

It costs four dollars for a puny 
open bar and for a golf trip the 
Harvard A. A is financing this af- 
fair. I hope they can't make it. 

Harvard A. A. drifts in around 
10 PM after getting in a good 
night of studying. Thanks. We're 
not studying. 

The band breaks and the silence 
has the same effect as music in the 
empty room. 

Wellesley gets reaquainted with 
each other. 

Fox Club gets dialed. 

Rumor has it the men were in- 
vited not by invitation as the girls 
were, but by phone and the night 



before the event. They -purposely 
led us to the slaughter. Do they 
only feel comfortable knowing a 
whole stable awaits them? 

Stationed by the door, I see a 
few boys dribble in, but then a 
whole handful of Wellesley girls 
arrive together and kill the ratio 
again. 

Wellesley has to be so brave. Its 
not fair what you get. The irek to 
Cambridge, the money, the bar- 
ing of your neck, and look what 
you gel. You gel it where it huriv 

Amazing how the three attrac- 
tive tic-faces seem to disappear 
into the chairs and musical noise 
of that empty room. While the 
thirty lovely skirts stand out like 
pins in a pincushion, seeming not 
to rotate or bend. 

Some of the men are even 
leaving! 

I want to too. but nol wi(hout 
my money. The golfer can be con- 
vinced to give me back two of my 
four dollars, then three and (hree- 
fifty, but .the final measly fifty 
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Sports perspective: 
Mary Young '76 



Wellesley and 
Her 6 Sisters 



The Seven Sisters. I've decided, 
will someday couple their devo- 
tion to women's education with a 
commitment to women's sports of 
a collegiate caliber. 

Some aren't doing too badly 
right now. Smith and Radcliffe 
dropped by Saturday and dis- 
played their well-drilled basket- 
ball teams at Wcllesley's expense, 
(see related article on this page). 
Mount Holyokc has a swim team 
that just placed sixth in New 
England. 

Vassar was dropped from the 
Seven Sisters just as it hit the 
other extreme: they scrapped the 
P.E. requirement and found their 
facilities taken over by men circa 
1970. The school's paper covers 
club-type men's teams that appear 
to play mainly other clubs, and 
occasionally women's teams. An 
admissions officer in 1971 proudly 
showed me a Sporls Illustrated 
feature on the then newly-formed 
football team, called "The Big 
Pink", and just as proudly an- 
nounced that a host of Ail- 
American lacrosse jocks from 
Baltimore had just enrolled. So 
much' for a commitment to 
women. 

City-bound Barnard appears to 
be still in the Dark Ages, but 1 
won't hold them to appear- 
ances. Bryn Mawr's going 
strong down in Pennsylvania in 
spite of Haverford's proximity. 
Equality fairly oozes out of the 
sports pages of the school paper, 
all two or three full of men's and 
women's sporls of every kind. 
Bryn Mawr gets credit for. at the 
very least, good appearances. 

The Big Four in Massachusetts 
lead the way. Radcliffe's given up 
a bit of autonomy to share Har- 
vard facilities and coaching, and it 
shows in just about every sport. 
At this point I am clinging to 
memories of marching into the 
H.rvard gym and trouncing the 
Cliffe by 20 points in basketball 
two seasons ago. The average 
spread these days is 30, in 
Radcliffe's favor. 

Meanwhile Smith has 2800 
students, a graduate program in 
P.E. and goodies like a lighted 
field hockey field, and Holyokc 
has nothing else to do. 

And then there was Wellesley. 
A commitment is presumably 
mandated by the recent sports 
questionnaire. The money should 
be allocated or reallocated to 
follow, in very finite amounts. 

The issue is simple. Given a 
dozen or so sports, pick level a) 
intercollegiate, b) intramural ore) 
recreational. The amount of in- 
terest should be the deciding fac- 
tor, obviously. The swim team, 
Tor example, is very strong this 
year, and they were the only team 

0utof30attheNewEnglandslast 
weekend that didn't have sweat 
suits. There's high interest on 



campus for soccer and track. Let's 
give those sports a boost, accor- 
ding to their level of participation. 
Wellesley has made the com- 
mitment to women, but it's too 
academically oriented. We'd all 
be doing the college a favor if we 
each told a prospective student 
that there are cxtracurriculars in- 
cluding sports teams and clubs at 
Wellesley that are also part of a 
commitment to women. Ad- 
missions should convey to visitors 
Wellesley's well-rounded commit- 
ment, and reflect the women's 
sporls revolution in every class 
they admit. Only then will 
Wellesley be the complete 
women's school. 

A philosophical commitment to 
women's sports by Wellesley 
would probably be unprecedented 
amongst the Seven Sisters, all of 
whom have programs in various 
stages of development. Wellesley 
can very well rise to the occasion 
and lead the way once again. 



. 



WELLESLEY NEWS 

It was a traumatic Saturday 
For Wellesle y basketball 



by Mary Young '76 



The latest edition of Wellesley 
basketball got off to a shell- 
shocked start Saturday at the 
hands of Radcliffe and Smith. 
Though as talented as ever, the 
Wellesley players suffered first- 
game jitters which both op- 
ponents, with dozens of games 
behind them, quickly turned into 
an offensive onslaught. 

Wellesley struggled to a 34-17 
deficit at the half against 
Radcliffe. 

Unfortunately the team all but 
ceased all offensive output in the 
second half while Radcliffe kept 
up their efficient offense to nearly 
double their score. Helen Fremont 
'78 did a heroic job of playmaking 
for Wellesley. Mary Young '76 
managed 9 points while Kate 
Riepe '76 added 6 points. Nancy 
Andrews '78 scored 4 and Sara 
Langcr '78 and Donna Drvaric '77 
each chipped in 2 points. 

While Wellesley took a lunch 
break. Smith destroyed the 



Kim Cole, Judy Morrison make 
Nationals as Wellesley excels 



Nine Wellesley swimmers 
chalked up a 13th place finish out 
of 30 teams in the New England 
Championships Saturday and 
saw two teammates qualify for 
national competition in 
their specialties. 

Coach Sue Tendy's ace diver, 
Judy Morrison '78, proved her var- 
salile talents with seconds in both 
the one-meter and three-meter 
events, qualifying for the 
nationals in the one-meter. Top 
backstroker Kim Cole "77 copped 
second in the 100-yard backstroke 
to earn rights to the nationals, 
while turning in a fifth place in the 
50-yard race and a sixth in the 
200-yard individual medley to 
boost her team's total. Events 
were given points through sixteen 
places. 



"I'm really pleased," said Ms. 
Tendy, "we did really well." The 
coach had lent two of her own 
skin suits to replace the ragged 
Wellesley blues and the recipients 
ended up with personal best times. 
Denise Harrison chopped an 
astonishing 17 seconds off her 
time in the 400-yd. freestyle to 
finish in 4:44.9 well below the 5- 
minute qualifying time for the 
Eastern Championships. Ann 
Ludlow . improved her best-ever 
time in the same event by three 

seconds, taking 21st. 

The 400-yd. freestyle relay 

team came in 1 Ith to qualify for 

the Easterns, to be held at UPenn 

on Feb. 28 and 29. 

Last Tuesday the swim team 

avenged an earlier 15-point loss to 

Northeastern with 



Radcliffe jayvec squad. 

Back in action, Ihe Big Blue 
held Smith to an amazing 9-5 lead 
after a 13-minutc first half, but 
the disappointed Smith coach put 
in her starters, who obediently 
scored 38 points to Wellesley's 6 
in the second half. Helen Fremont 
and Connie Holmberg '78 broke 
into the scoring with 2 points 
each. 

The purple heart for the day 
went not to the Wellesley players, 
through they felt like pincushions, 
but to first-year coach Mayrene 
Earle. By Monday's practice Ms. 
Earlc announced she had "almost 
recovered" from the shock. 

The competition was friendly 
but serious, and afterwards 
everyone caught up on how their 
buddies at each other's schools 
were getting along. The Smithies 
brought along their lunch and the 
inevitable calculus books. They 
were nice to make the road trip; 
Wellesley will never be able to 
return the favor because western 
Massachusetts is outside the 50- 
mile radius imposed by the P.E. 
department for road trips. 

The day was fun, if not batter- 
ing and bruising to the Wellesley 
bodies and souls. Thursday they 
played Wheaton and this 
Wednesday they take on Jackson 
in Mary Hem at 6:30. Come and 
support the team! 




'stififihly-'-nred re. ree cowers as Mary Young 76 (30 1 
Radcliffe's Sue v.illiams ha>e it out in a jump ball in Saturday's bask' 
ball game. Helen Fremont '78 (35) and Sara Langer '78 (25) stand i h 
to help out as Ms. Young wins the tap. Radcliffe, unfortunately, won"!!/ 
game easily. (photo by Betsy Monrad 76] 

Squash team mashed 



"It's hard to believe, but we had 
more depth," said Ms. Tendy of 
her team, which trailed early in 
the meet but caught up to a two- 
point advantage by the last event. 
Wellesley then took the last relay 
and seven more points to put away 
the win. Babette Pettersen '78 
made her debut on the strong 
Wellesley aggregate with a second 
m the 50-yd. backstroke. 

The team will carry a sparkling 
3-1 dual meet record against 
Keene Stale here tomorrow at 2 
p.m. 



Last week brought a trio of 
losses to the neophyte Wellesley 
squash team. Wellesley's first 
seven players were blanked twice 
at Radcliffe last Tuesday by 
Trinity and Williams. Playing in 
positions one through seven were 
Marilyn Butterfield '76, Mimi 
Stockman '77, Lucy Brown '75, 
Betsy Monrad '76, Karen Bedell 
'75, Mary Hilliard '75, and 
Valerie Hall '76. 

Trinity's team featured a 
nationally-ranked player and 
Williams has suddenly proved a 
lough team this year, said coach 
Darcy Holland. 

The Maugus Club of Wellesley 
visited Tuesday night and left with 
a 3-2 win. Ms. Butterfield, 



Stockman and Jean Ahlborg '78 
lost at the first, second and fourth 
spots, respectively, while Ms 
Brown bested her number two and 
LivSvendsenf75 her number five 
opponent. 



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Judy Morrison 7,9. highly 
skilled diver for Sue Tendy s 
Wellesley swimming team, will 
be featured on Channel 5 s 
"Five on Sports" television 
program this coming week. 

Judy was taped while in 
competition with a male dim 
on the three-meter hoard at 
Boston College on Monday. 
Ms. Tendy guessed the show 
will he aired Monday at 7 p.m., 
hut one should check the 
listings to be sure. 



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The Annual Wellesley Plngl 
Pong Tournament will begin Mon- 
day. Both singles and doubles will 
be held. Faculty and other college 
personnel must be teamed in 
doubles play with a student. 

To enter the tournament, call 
ext. 427 and leave your name, ad- 
dress, and phone number. If you 
need a partner, the tournament 
committee will find you one. All 
entries are due by Friday, 
February 21. The tournament rules 
and draw will be mailed to entrants 
the following week. 





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